•  Tips for Taking Tests


    Before the Test

    • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Eat something healthy for breakfast
    • Prepare your supplies: pencils, highlighters, calculators and any other materials you are allowed to bring into the test classroom
    • Be on time to school

    During the test

    • Listen to your teacher/ test monitor as they provide useful instructions and directions
    • Read all directions carefully
    • Ask the instructor for clarification if needed
    • Skim through the entire test before you begin
    • Budget your time
    • Answer what you know first
    • When you get stuck, identify the problem and move on
    • Concentrate on the test
    • Stay relaxed
    • Take deep breaths
    • Mark multiple choice answers clearly and consistently
    • Write legibly
    • Proofread your work